Carrying on with the recent trend of cricketers giving catching practice to their pet dogs, Hanuma Vihari has posted a video of him doing the same with his golden retriever.
Earlier, Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson had uploaded videos of them coaching their pets.
“Catching session 1.started off with some warm-up catches 2.close in on the leg side, holding that low position. 3. close in on the offside, great anticipation. How much do you rate him for his effort @coachrsridhar,” captioned Vihari’s post.
Later, Shreyas, along with Sanju Samson, also registered their opinion on Vihari’s practice session with the canine.
“11/10, Have you ever caught so well, You can learn a thing or two,” commented India’s fielding coach, R Sridhar. “I was expecting this, It’s all about the coach,” replied Vihari to Sridhar’s comment.
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Vihari has gone from strength to strength with each series he featured in since making his debut against England in 2018.
The Hyderabad cricketer came into the reckoning through his stint at Sunrisers Hyderabad and stellar show in first-class cricket.
Vihari brought up his maiden Test ton against West Indies last year, and strengthened the Indian batting lineup, coming in at number six.
The 26-year old was scheduled to take part in the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), donning the colours of Delhi Capitals. However, the tournament was postponed indefinitely, amid lockdown in India due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.